Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy 4th of July! from New Hampshire DWI Attorney Mark Stevens 603-893-0074 [24/7]
July 4, 2014 Leave a comment
Happy Fourth of July! New Hampshire DWI Laws. You should be aware that there are enhanced police activities during this weekend, including DWI roadblocks and “DWI saturation patrols”, which are officers turned loose with a directive to make DWI arrests that are paid for by federal grants. If they don’t make enough arrests, they may not get a grant the next time federal money is being doled out. So be carfeul this weekend.
In an effort to reduce your chances of being pulled over and hassled, (whether you have been drinking or not) here’s a few tips:
1.Make Sure Your Inspection Stickers and Registrations Are Valid Especially during this high-traffic weekend, make sure your inspection sticker and registration are valid and up to date. Police will immediately pull you over if they notice your sticker is expired, and if there’s a chance that you have been drinking, the consequence could be much more severe. The penalty for a motor vehicle code is usually around $60, but if the police smell alcohol, there’s a good chance that you may end up arrested. Save the hassle and avoid it all, have your stickers up to date! 2.Make Sure Your Plate Lights and Other Lights Work Every day when the sun starts to set, it is important to have your headlights on to avoid any accidents with other vehicles. This weekend especially, make sure that your lights (tail, head, plate, etc.) on your car aren’t in need of replacement and are correctly functioning. If the police notice your car driving in the dark with no lights on, there’s another immediate reason to pull you over. Police will sometimes assume that you forgot to turn them on due to being drunk. They will use any reason they can to land a DWI on you. Avoid this at all costs by taking precautionary steps to avoid unwanted encounters with police!
If you can remember just 2 of these tips, you’ve already gotten this fabulous holiday weekend off to a great start! Remember to arm yourself with the knowledge of your rights during an objectionable encounter with police and to also be prepared for police blockades in your travels this weekend!
New Hampshire DWI Laws by New Hampshire Attorney Mark Stevens.
If you have been arrested in the state of New Hampshire or facing charges for OUI, DWI, DUI, or BWI- Call the Law Offices of Mark Stevens for your free consultation and New Hampshire DWI case evaluation at 1-603-893-0074 today!